Pleats, Ombre and a New Bag ❤

I think pleated skirts were made for photos – don’t you just love the swooshiness as you walk?!! It looks sooo good on camera…!

Anyway, onto round two of my bargain supermarket clothing buys: the blue ombre sweater (see round one here). It was begging to be paired with other pastels, and as I hadn’t worn my pleated skirt in a while it was a perfect choice considering it’s still chilly here! But I am so feeling the love for my new tote bag from Next… yes, I have to admit it was love at first sight. I love large bags so I can carry my life round in them – and in cream, pink and coral I was going to be thinking about this beauty all day if I hadn’t taken it home with me ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy Sunday folks, and if you have an extra day off tomorrow: enjoy!!!

Sweater: F+F at Tesco, Skirt: New Look, Loafers: ASOS, Bag: Next, Bracelets: H&M / Urban Outfitters, Watch: Seiko, Rings L-R: ASOS / H&M / ASOS / H&M, Nails: Rimmel Be a Star / Avon Mint / Rimmel Matte Top coat

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  1. 9 May 2012 / 6:46 pm

    love that look, especially the gorgeous bag!

  2. 9 May 2012 / 6:05 pm

    So in love with this outfit, I adore pleated maxi skirts and dresses. You've styled this so gorgeously with pretty colours x

  3. 9 May 2012 / 7:17 am

    What a lovely whimsical skirt, love the ombre top & that is one incredible bag

  4. 8 May 2012 / 12:37 am

    I absolutely adore that entire outfit! Especially your bright accessories! It's amazing how they can make an outfit look so polished ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo

  5. 7 May 2012 / 11:54 pm

    You're right, the pleats are awesome! And now I'm dying to get a manicure! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 7 May 2012 / 11:22 pm

    Really pretty flowy gorgeous pleats! And the ombre is a great touch!

    <3 Cambria

  7. 7 May 2012 / 10:43 pm

    I have been looking for a beige pleated skirt everywhere, so when I see them on style bloggers, I am so excited…and envious. I've been looking for a midi length. I think I may be too short for a maxi pleated skirt.

    You look stunning as always. I know I'm more of a lurker, but your posts always brighten up my day and give me new ideas.

    Practical Paralegalism Career Dressing

    • 8 May 2012 / 8:01 pm

      What wonderful comments, Lynne, thank you so much! You lurk away, I don't mind… though of course compliments like that are always very welcome!! C xx

  8. 7 May 2012 / 10:23 pm

    Oh my gosh, I love every single thing!! Those flats, the bag! ENJOY it!

  9. 7 May 2012 / 10:09 pm

    I am lusting over that bag. Unfortunately I'm not in the UK so I can't have one of my own ๐Ÿ™ I found your blog by your comments on mine – thank you so much for introducing yourself to me, I'll be sure to follow from now on ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. 7 May 2012 / 10:06 pm

    Love the bag…having a shot of red with those colors is great!

    • 8 May 2012 / 7:57 pm

      Thank you, Victoria my lovely!! And I've checked out your Pin – I've repinned it, that's one beautiful hairdo, how nice of you that you thought of me! If only I had more time in the morning to try it… I think it will be a weekend job! C xx

  11. 7 May 2012 / 7:21 pm

    lovely outfit, I love the color scheme, wonderful …

  12. 7 May 2012 / 6:45 pm

    Your look is so classically elegant, but I love how you punch it up with the fun accents, too. Loving the stacked bracelets and the beautiful blues.

  13. Wendy
    7 May 2012 / 5:51 pm

    Fabulous outfit and I agree about the pleated skirt.

  14. 7 May 2012 / 4:11 pm

    The nails look so good with those rings!

  15. 7 May 2012 / 2:24 pm

    That skirt is gorgeous, and I love how you paired it with the mint sweater…SO pretty!

    The Other Side of Gray

  16. 7 May 2012 / 2:17 pm

    So lovely Catherine!!! I have some shoes like those but honestly I have wore them twice … you make me want to take them out… <3

    • 8 May 2012 / 7:40 pm

      That's a lovely compliment, Aminta, thank you! I wear mine so much because they're sooo comfy :)) C x

  17. 7 May 2012 / 8:41 am

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love, love you with that wonderful skirt in the wind, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  18. 7 May 2012 / 8:10 am

    You are truly the queen of colour. Wonderful combination. I love everything about this outfit. Very chic yet colourful!

  19. 7 May 2012 / 6:49 am

    you look fabulous as always, the pleated skirt is gorgeous. I like the contrast of textures with the sweater top. The juxtaposition of colors are great. You are such a color expert. The accessories and nail colors are ultra cute too.


  20. 7 May 2012 / 2:26 am

    Very beautiful combination. Love the shoes and the blings!

    Kim, USA

  21. 7 May 2012 / 1:43 am

    The pretty neutral skirt provides such a great foundation for lovely, bright colors. Your bracelet stacks look so beautiful together.

    Van @ The Clothes We Wear

  22. 7 May 2012 / 12:16 am

    You are a woman after my own heart…loving your arm candy!

  23. 6 May 2012 / 10:48 pm

    Oh, the pleated skirt with the blue loafers are wonderful together.

  24. 6 May 2012 / 9:27 pm

    Great shoes and bracelets let alone the skirt.

  25. 6 May 2012 / 8:22 pm

    Everything about this is INCREDIBLE! The accessories, the nails, the bag! I am so in love ๐Ÿ™‚

    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings & Other Things.

  26. 6 May 2012 / 6:53 pm

    I love this look sooo much honey!! I think your theory on pleated skirts is correct,they are definitely made for photos! I love the nude colour of your skirt and i am loving how you teamed yours with the pastel coloured top and shoes!! Your bag is a really gorgeous statement piece and it looks great against the softer tones of the look! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Take care,Daniella xox

  27. 6 May 2012 / 5:09 pm

    beautiful!! I esp love the flowy skirt.

  28. 6 May 2012 / 5:08 pm

    Love your accent fingernail on a very lovely manicure. That is one fabulous handbag!!!

  29. 6 May 2012 / 5:04 pm

    This is one of my favorites on you! So feminine and a touch of retro. Lovely!

  30. 6 May 2012 / 4:58 pm

    I love this outfit, Catherine. Beautiful textures, colors, and shapes!

  31. 6 May 2012 / 4:34 pm

    Very, very nice bag Catherine. One of my (much younger) colleages has a similar style of dressing as you have. So I pointed your blog out to her.Bingo, you have a new fan and follower. That is what blogging is al about, isn't it?

  32. 6 May 2012 / 4:13 pm

    Oh, the tote is so wonderful!! Love the swishy skirt. I have one too, in red, and I marvel at the sounds all day : >

  33. 6 May 2012 / 4:04 pm

    I love ombre, so this sweater is amazing. And the new bag is lovely! I too enjoy taking pictures when wearing pleated skirts, but they aren't as flattering on me as they are on you! Work it girl!

    A Southern Drawl

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